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A new campaign encouraging people to help clean up their communities this Spring.

Meet the Caddy family and learn about food recycling

Help turn your leftover food into compost

Revamped building promises to link up services

More than 80 volunteers thanked by the Mayor

From 30 September 2016, anyone who pays business rates can check their new draft rateable value

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Latest from Kent County Council:

Cyclist injured each week on the roads in Canterbury

A cyclist is injured on the roads in the Canterbury area each week, new data has revealed. Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team will be working with Kent Police this April to try and bring that figure down. Figures show that 53 cyclists were injured on the roads in Canterbury…

Innovative new school health services underway across Kent

New school health services are being rolled out in Kent which will see greater access for children and young people to support for physical and mental health issues. Kent County Council has awarded two new contracts – the Primary School Public Health Service and the Adolescent and Targeted Emotional Wellbeing…

Primary offer day – 97% offered school of their choice

A record number, 97% of Kent children will be offered one of their preferred primary schools on Primary offer day 18 April. This is the highest recorded percentage achieved since coordinated primary admissions began. 16,855 children will receive a school of their preference with 15,429 being offered their first preference school,…

KCC welcomes Lower Thames Crossing announcement

KCC Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport Barbara Cooper said: “We welcome the announcement on the route for the Lower Thames Crossing, putting to rest the uncertainty for residents in Kent, Thurrock and Essex. “It is now essential that Highways England delivers the scheme at pace as this key…

Boost to Kent’s “Release the Pressure” campaign

As Kent’s “Release the Pressure” campaign marks its first anniversary, £150,000 of new funding has been announced to bolster initiatives to reduce the number of suicides in the county and to diminish the stigma of mental health. The highly visual awareness campaign, which aims to reduce the number of suicides by…

KCC criticises timetable changes made by Arriva buses

Kent County Council has said it does not support the changes being made by Arriva buses and is doing what it can to limit the impact Arriva introduced alterations to its services in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at the start of April. KCC’s Director of Highways, Transportation & Waste Roger…

HeadStart Kent – Big conversation for young people

More than 100 Secondary school pupils from schools across Kent, met together to join the ‘big conversation’ about mental health in young people. The event, hosted by Big Lottery Funded HeadStart Kent programme, gave students information on improving their mental health with workshops leading up to a big debate. Workshops with…

Kent continues to support the military

Kent’s support for the military has been reinforced at a conference, whose aims included ensuring that those who have served in the armed forces and their families are not disadvantaged as a result of their service. The annual conference was organised by the Kent and Medway Civilian Military Partnership Board,…

Kent libraries get funding for ‘digital playgrounds’

Kent’s libraries have secured funding of more than £104,000 from Arts Council England to create technological and innovative spaces for children living in disadvantaged areas. The ‘Digital Playground’ initiative was presented to Arts Council England by KCC’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service as a way to help children to explore…

NHS and social care leaders make ‘case for change’ in Kent and Medway

Leaders from the NHS in Kent and Medway, along with Kent County Council and Medway Council, have today published a compelling ‘case for change’ which sets out why services need to change to meet the needs of local people. The case for change shows that every day 1,000 people (about…